Attacker Shouts 'Allahu Akhbar,' Wounds 2 Cops

The machete attack happened outside a police station in Belgium
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 6, 2016 11:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Belgian police say two female officers have been attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the city of Charleroi. Police in the city said in a message posted on Twitter that the attacker was shot but is still alive. The attack occurred in front of Charleroi police station, the AP reports. A police officer reached by telephone declined to make further comments. The attack happened as police in Belgium remain on high alert in the wake of attacks which killed 32 people in March this year. (Read more Belgium stories.)

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